Bearcat Boys Clinch 10th-Straight Sub-Regional Title


For the 10th-consecutive year, W.F. West boys wrestling dominated the 2A District 4 sub-regional tournament, this time easily outdistancing the competition at Shelton High School. 

The Bearcats had 13 wrestlers advance to the finals, with nine sub-regional champions, and now send 19 wrestlers in total to regionals.

“That’s the important thing,” W.F. West coach Jamie Rakevich said of 19 Bearcats advancing to regionals. “For our seniors, they get to keep wrestling another week. And it’s good experience for our young guys and hopefully they move on to state.”

W.F. West racked up 386 points to runner-up Aberdeen’s 208, while Shelton was third with 174.5, Tumwater fourth (155.5), Centralia fifth (54.5), Rochester sixth (51) and Black Hills seventh (49).

Champions for W.F. West include Damian Hernandez at 113, Brady Davis at 132, Cristo Parriott at 138, Blake Ely at 145, Henry Jordan at 152, Tucker Land at 160, Brock Guyette at 182, Andrew Penland at 220 and Daniel Matagi at 285.

Also advancing to regionals, by placing top-4 in their weight class, was Kayden Ryan at 120 (third), Beau Guyette at 126 (third), Hunter Arnett at 126 (fourth), Ty Foister at 145 (second), Jacob Fuller at 152 (third), Hayden Sciera at 160 (second), Waylen Land at 170 (second), Ben LeBoeuf at 182 (fourth), Kyle Nowels at 195 (second) and Angelo Peters at 220 (third).

For Centralia, sophomore Antonio Campos remains unbeaten in his high school career after dominating the 120-pound division to take first. Also advancing to regionals for the Tigers was Sabastian Bustos, who placed fourth at 220.

Heading to regionals for Rochester was Khristian Brant at 132 (fourth), Reese Calica at 145 (third) and Jassiel Tinoco at 170 (fourth).

For Tumwater, Carlos Juarez-Estrada was second at 106, Landon Baydo was fourth at 106,  Jacob Kane third at 138, Cash Short third at 160, Aaron Olyan third at 170, Jack Worgum third at 182, Tristan Poulos fourth at 195, Jackson Winner second at 220 and Aiden Aguero fourth at 285.

For Black Hills, Brody Edwards was third at 106, Mikey Johnston second at 113, Eathan Labouff fourth at 152.

The regional tournament set for Saturday at Washougal High School.